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Type 1 Diabetes

Posted on August 26, 2015

5% of people with Diabetes have Type 1 Diabetes.  This type of Diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood, yet many times it is diagnosed in adults, even in adults over the age of 50.  People with Type 1 Diabetes take insulin for treatment since their beta cells (the cells that make insulin) no longer produce insulin due to auto-immune destruction.  People with Type 1 Diabetes take insulin by injection or via an insulin pump.  People with Type 1 Diabetes can lead a full, healthy life with proper management.  Successful treatment of Type 1 Diabetes has been shown to prevent or delay complications tied to Diabetes.

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